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The Boston College Office of Residential Life offer a number of exciting full-time and part-time positions between the months of May and September.

Applications for the 2017 Summer Staff will be available online beginning February 6. and are due March 3. We urge you to read through both the position descriptions and contracts to determine which is best suited for you.

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Important Dates

Mon., February 6   Application Opens
Wed., February 8   Info Session: Keyes North Lounge, 5:30 PM
Wed., February 22   Info Session: Cheverus Hall,  6 PM - 7 PM
Mon., February 27   Info Session: Vanderslice Cabaret Room 6 PM - 7 PM
Fri., March 3   Application Close 5:00 PM
Mon., March 20 & Tue., March 21
  Interview Dates: Trinity Chapel
Fri., April 28 & Sat., April 29
  Mandatory Training*

 

General Information

You can choose from a variety of positions that differ in terms of responsibility and time requirements. Some require additional hours at certain times throughout the summer, depending on the schedule of activities. The dates May 16 - June 4 and August 16 - August 25 will be especially busy.

Most position contracts are from May 16–August 25 and include seven unpaid vacation days. Part of the compensation for most positions is free summer housing, which includes all the amenities of living on one of the most beautiful campuses in New England! Experience Boston at its best time of year without the stress of classes and student group commitments.

All staff will assist in end-of-academic-year and end-of-summer transition processes. Due to limited time available to prepare the halls for the fall, student staff should expect to relocate during the summer, possibly three to four times.

Leadership Team

Those selected for a Summer Staff Coordinator position will be part of the Leadership Team that helps keep the Boston College campus functioning during the summer months. Each Coordinator position holds a high level of responsibility and operational requirements. We hope this position provides each student with a real-world work environment in which to experiment and develop analytical and practical management skills.

Training

This year's Summer Staff training is currently scheduled for Friday April 28 and Sunday April 29 in the Office of Residential Life located in Maloney 413. This training is mandatory, and you will not receive a position if you cannot attend training. Exceptions may be made for students currently abroad.

*Facilities Crew training is conducted on an alternate schedule. Those selected for these positions will be contacted by email.

The Summer Operations team provides our students with hands on learning experiences, in a fast paced, and educational environment. We are looking for strong communicators, that are self-motivated and have excellent attention to detail.

Please read through the job descriptions carefully and let us know if you have any questions about any of the positions. When applying please take care to fill out your application in it's entirety. Be advised that both paid and unpaid positions are available, and all positions are compensated with housing.

Student Housing Coordinator - Paid

We are looking for a highly responsible student to assist in the supervision of the entire Summer RA staff, coordinate logistics for Summer student housing, create publicity materials, and provide leadership and motivation to the staff. This is wonderful leadership experience. The ideal candidate must be assertive, well-organized, and gifted in working with people, as they will be addressing student concerns within the Summer Housing process. Patience and a sense of humor are a must in this job. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Camp Coordinator - Paid

The Boston College Summer Housing & Conference Program hosts a number of large athletic camps throughout the Summer season. The Camp Coordinator is responsible for managing all communication with the various departments organizing the camps. It is also responsible for all guest placement, check-in, check-out, and any publishing necessary. This position must work closely with other staff to ensure that the proper services are provided to the camps. The Camp & Conference Coordinators are also responsible for managing the Front Desk Staff located across campus. Attention to detail and customer service skills are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Sumer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Conference Coordinator - Paid

The Boston College Summer Housing & Conference Program hosts dozens of high-profile conferences throughout the Summer season. The Conference Coordinator is responsible for managing all communication with the various departments organizing the conferences. It is also responsible for all guest placement, check-in, check-out, and any publishing necessary. This position must work closely with other staff to ensure that the proper services are provided to the conferences. The Camp & Conference Coordinators are also responsible for managing the Front Desk Staff located across campus. Attention to detail and customer service skills are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description    

 

Prep Crew Coordinators - Paid

We are looking for 2 leaders who will be able to manage a crew of 12 whose task it is to prepare the residence halls for conferences, camps, and student groups. Duties would include management of prep crew, maintaining inventory, and working closely with other Summer staff. Supervisory experience is recommended. Must have good driving record and be comfortable driving a large truck. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Finance Coordinator - Paid

The Finance Coordinator will manage the billing for all Summer groups, conferences, and students. Candidate should be extremely trustworthy, patient, willing to learn, organized, and with good interpersonal skills. Technology skills are helpful.  You will primarily be working autonomously; however, this position needs someone who communicates well with other staff, parents, students, and conference leaders. Proper phone etiquette is necessary. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 

 

Welcome Center Operations Coordinator - Paid

The Summer Welcome Center is the heart of the Summer Housing & Conferences Program. The Welcome Center Coordinator is responsible for managing the Stayer Hall Welcome Center, answering calls and emails, and preparing keys and access cards for guests’ arrival. This position is also responsible for managing the Welcome Center Staff and will assist with check-in and guest-related duties when needed. Organization and attention to detail are a must. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Welcome Wagon Coordinator - Paid

Do you think you can be responsible for coordinating one of BC's greatest traditions? Do you like to work independently? Are you able to tell others what to do? We are looking for a student who will be able to lead a crew of 400 Welcome Wagon volunteers in assisting with First Year Move-in. Duties would include hiring and supervision of the Welcome Wagon staff, and coordination of the efforts associated with Move-in Weekend. Must have great people skills, the ability to motivate, a good driving record, and comfort with driving a truck. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Technology Coordinator - Paid

Are you interested in working in the IT field? Being able to problem solve and learn new technologies? We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will work closely with every aspect of Summer Housing and the Office of Residential Life. This position is an intense crash course in Housing Software and protocol. It provides the opportunity for a student to obtain managerial and technology experience. This is a full-time position at the Coordinator level including pay and free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Welcome Center Staff - Paid

Do you like the idea of welcoming visitors to Boston College? We are searching for students to work at the Summer Welcome Center and serve a variety of guests who come to stay at BC. Duties include assisting with room check-in and maintaining guest records. A solid knowledge of Boston College and interest in people are a must. Previous customer service experience helpful. We are looking for both weekday and weekend coverage. This means that we have nearly full-time (30 hours) as well as part-time weekend positions available. If you are looking for just one job, or have another Summer job and are looking for additional weekend employment, this may be perfect for you. The Welcome Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. These positions pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 

 

ResLife Facilities Crew - Paid

Residential Life needs help in preparing the residence hall rooms for Summer and Fall occupancy. The job will involve but is not limited to taking inventory, assessing and repairing furnishings, moving heavy furniture and supplies, taking delivery of large furniture replacement orders, and organizing large quantities of stock. Heavy lifting is a constant daily routine, requiring the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. If you can work in a fast-paced environment and are a team player and a self-starter who is willing to learn, this could be the job you need and want for the summer.These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). They pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

Two Crew members will be chosen from the applicant pool to be the Facilities Crew Coordinators. These are full-time positions at the Coordinator level that include free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description

 
Office Staff - Paid

The Office of Residential Life is in need of a number of student staff to work in its main office, located in Maloney Hall. Duties include phone and email correspondence; filing; data entry; and other general office tasks. The main ResLife office is full of life in the Summer and offers great multi-tasking experience. These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). These positions pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
 
Prep Crew - Paid

Work with a fun group of students whose job it is to prepare the rooms for conference guests this summer. Duties would include linen prep, occasional bellhopping (with tips!), bulletin board preparation in conference buildings, occasional assistance with check-in and check-outs during camps and/or conferences, and occasional light cleaning in unoccupied guest rooms. These jobs are busy the first month of the summer, but the workload eases up dramatically the second half. These are full-time positions that include time off for vacation (unpaid). They pay hourly and include free Summer Housing.

Detailed Job Description
Front Desk Staff - Not Paid

We are searching for students to work at the residence hall desks from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.This job also includes check-ins and check-outs during the afternoon on some days and weekends. Front Desk Staff help with evening check-in and are available to address any problems conference guests may have — from getting fresh towels to recommending a good local restaurant. Students may take classes and/or work during the day and fill these positions in the evening. On average, a FD staffer will work one night or day a week and one weekend shift a month, depending on students' schedules and the summer calender in exchange for free Summer housing. The positions start May 13 and will remain active until August 2 or until the end of your Summer residency. This means that if you choose to stay on campus after August 2, you must still be included in the duty schedule as a Summer RA. These positions are unpaid, but do include free Summer Housing in the form of a shared bedroom in either a suite or apartment.

Detailed Job Description

Application Process

Please note that we receive many applications and therefore not all applicants will receive an interview. Take care when completing the application and writing your essays. Seniors and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicants who are currently abroad or planning to go abroad in the Fall should clearly state arrival or departure dates. Please see the above important dates for application timeline.

You Must be a BC student to apply for any of these positions.

  1. You will not have the ability to save and finish this application on a later date.
  2. You will not be able to resubmit an application.
  3. You must be logged into Gmail through your Boston College account, to access the application. 
  4. The application, which includes two short essay questions, should take about 40 - 45 minutes to complete.
  5. All positions are required to submit a Resume, Coordinator positions must submit a Resume and Letter of Recommendation.

The following two questions will be asked in the application:

  1. What skills and/or traits do you possess that would be beneficial in this position? Describe how this summer position would impact your professional and your personal growth. What are the learning outcomes that you wish to achieve if you acquire this position?
  2. With the knowledge that you have been able to obtain regarding the position that you have applied for and the Summer Operations, please describe how your potential role interacts with the Mission Statement for the Office of Residential Life and how you see yourself carrying out the Mission within this position?  

Should you have any questions, please email summer.staff@bc.edu.

Interview Process

Due to both a limited number of positions and interview times available, not all applicants will receive an interview. Candidates will be chosen based on both their application and information such as GPA, conduct records, and previous ResLife employment reviews. Please note: Previous employment by Residential Life does not guarantee a position or interview.

Those accepted for an interview will be notified on March 13th and will be able to select an interview time slot online. Please see the important dates section for dates and locations. Those who do not schedule an interview, arrive late, or miss their interview will not be considered for a position.

Students who are abroad may apply and are required to have a phone or online video interview. You must be able to interview during one of the standard interview time slots, as no special interview times are available.

Staff Interviews

Staff interviews will be approximately 15 minutes in length.
Dress: Business Casual

Coordinator Interviews

Coordinator interviews are extremely limited and will be approximately 30 minutes in length. Those who interview for a Coordinator position are also considered for other staff positions.
Dress: Business

 


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